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summarizes the latest developments in the club covering general news,
exhibition reports, developments in the clubs layouts, and any
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successful dinner was held in February and congratulations to all the trophy
winners. I think it is good to reward anyone who has led the way with a model,
a technique or a special task for the club that has improved our conditions.
The search for a
suitable new clubroom continues. Keep asking your friends and family please,
you never know, someone may know of a possible empty building, BUT always
advise Nick before approaching to check if we have not already approached, and
always advise him of your findings, good or bad. We have only NINE months remaining at Manor Farm.
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Redbridge has seen a relatively quiet few months, with some
titivating of scenery and signalling being carried out. In February we ran
Redbridge in the 1990s/2000s exhibition mode for a filming session for the
Twitter Model Train Show, which was well received online.
Focus will now turn to the completion of many of the small jobs we
have outstanding, and to some running sessions, so we are ready for our next
show at New Milton in July.
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No formal report received in time for this publication.
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continues and will now proceed with pace as we are over halfway. Thanks to
Geoff who has helped me and means we can proceed more quickly. The layout will
be put back for a testing session on 5th April and if all is well, a decision
made on when to do the remaining boards 1, 2 & 3 plus the main lever frame.
I have not
included running sessions in the program, for a couple of months but the Itchen
Bottom layout is available for those who need to test stock etc.
My personal plan
is to list all my stock and start to pack away in anticipation of clearing the
layout completely before the end of the year.
The new Club Constitution has been agreed and signed.. We need this document to allow a committee member to sign a new lease on
behalf of the club when we find a new clubroom. The remainder of the items is
just making a more formal statement about the existing rules that apply with
common sense in most cases. At the time we sign a lease, a solicitor will be engaged,
and they will advise on the constitution as well should a word need changing.
The version that was agreed upon and signed is included as a separate document.
You will see
from the diary that we are introducing more club clear-up sessions. Please
attend if you can. We normally meet for a couple of hours in the morning from
about 10.00 to 10.30 and adjourn for a pub lunch afterwards if you wish.
Note also the “Hornby Photo
Shoot” is now arranged for the Monday following the Tolworth Show
Other Future Events:
at GW Study Group AGM Didcot. - Saturday 15th
Wharf at New Milton - Saturday and
Sunday 29th and 30th July.
Gauge 0 Guild Open Day Otterbourne Village hall. Sunday 6th
- Geoff’s layout “Oakton” is being shown.